All Fife Council parking charges at on-street locations and in public car parks will be suspended from Monday 11 January 2021.
The decision was taken by councillors at Thursday's (7 January) Policy and Co-ordination committee.
This is in response to the current temporary Covid-19 lockdown announced by the Scottish Government on Monday 4 January. It will help safeguard access for key workers and local communities.
The suspension of parking charges will remain in place until this temporary lockdown is lifted by the Scottish Government.
In addition to suspending charges we’re also suspending time limited waiting at all locations; allowing parking for any length of time across Fife.
We will continue to enforce other restrictions such as yellow lines, loading bays and disabled parking places. This maintains safety and access for vulnerable users, deliveries and emergency services.
Cllr Altany Craik, Fife Council’s Transportation Spokesperson welcomed the committee’s decision saying: “Removing parking charges and time limited parking is a small thing we can do to help our key workers and communities at this time. It also helps reduce pressure on residents, particularly in town centres, where demand for parking has increased during this period.”
“I like to take this opportunity to thank all of Fife’s key workers for the vital services they’re providing during this pandemic.”
Blue Badges that expired from 1st January 2020 will continue to be valid until 28 of February in all Council parking places.
For the latest information on Fife Council services affected by the coronavirus go to www.fife.gov.uk/coronavirus
All pay and display machines will have a notice about the free parking.